A beautiful walk through the North Holland polder

Alkmaar, North Holland, The Netherlands

Hiking route: 570450

based on 1 reviews

Provided by: Groots Genieten

13.2 km
03:18 h
752 kcal
1 m


This walk takes you along the Markerpolder and the Starnmeer: two old North Holland reclaimed land. You make a wonderful trip along beautiful dikes. What a wonderfully quiet area!

The Zaan
The route starts at the Alkmaardermeer. From here you walk along the banks of the Markervaart to Fort Marken-Binnen, a fortress that belongs to the Defense Line of Amsterdam. The fort was completed in 1905. Further on you look out over the origin of De Zaan, the historic waterway that separates West and East Knollendam.

Tranquil meadow landscape
From the dike along the Knollendammer Vaart you can see typical Dutch pictures of grazing cows against a background of high skies. Bring binoculars to spot the meadow birds. You walk a bit along the Noordhollandsch Kanaal. On the other side you can see the beautiful church tower of Oost-Graftdijk. What a wonderfully peaceful walk here!

Parking Nice walkers Fort

Height Profile

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Below you will find various suggestions for breaks that you can visit during your route. These are divided into different categories, making it easy for you to choose.


# Description Distance
Parkeerplaats (1489PG, Alkmaar, North Holland, The Netherlands) 0.00 km
Fort Marken-Binnen (1536AC, Alkmaar, North Holland, The Netherlands) 3.23 km
4 (1458, Wormerland, North Holland, The Netherlands) 8.52 km
6 (1486MG, Alkmaar, North Holland, The Netherlands) 11.23 km
Parkeerplaats (1489PG, Alkmaar, North Holland, The Netherlands) 13.24 km


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